People always say time flies. It's cliche because it's true.
I cannot believe it has been half a year since I provided an overall update or the "State of the Star Runners Universe."
The launch of Invasion has been successful. I have received fantastic feedback from people wanting to read more of the events on this invaded planet. While the release was later in the year than I had anticipated or predicted in my January update, it was exciting to see the book out in the world.
Thanks to all of you who helped make the book possible, and thanks to those readers who took the time to send me a message. I appreciate you!
I have been on a rigorous schedule to finish the first draft of Star Runners 6 by the end of July. I plan to meet that deadline.
My editing process is usually a little slower than most people would think. I pound out a manuscript larger than the final product because I enjoy editing and shaping the story into something better. It is a process that takes a great deal of time as I try to modify redundancies and make other aspects of the novel shine (hopefully).
After I'm done with it, it'll go to my lovely editor, Annie. Then, it goes to my equally fantastic ARC team before it is finally almost ready for release.
I have started the early process of getting artwork for the cover as well. I cannot wait to share it with you!
As my nephew says, "and then?"
The sole purpose in my writing life for the rest of 2019 will be preparing the remainder of finished manuscripts for print. Once the SR 6 draft is complete, I will have four full drafts (including a trilogy based on the planet Ashia* leading up to the events that take place in SR 6). I want those released before I begin writing a new adventure. I will keep you posted on the progress.
As always, thank you for your kind messages and your support.